Animal Photography Course

Image taken by Alison Allen


An exciting opportunity to improve your animal photography skills while getting up close to our rare breed sheep including native Soay and Wensleydales and ‘The world cutest sheep’ the Valais Blacknose (not to mention a few other woolly, feathered and furry friends!) and all in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The photography course will be lead by professional animal photographer, Alison Allen (bio below) with Katie Collin of Ribblesdale Wool on hand to introduce the animals.

The course sizes are small with no more than 8 students on each.

You will need a DSLR camera but this course is suitable for beginners.

The course takes place outdoors, however our base will be an old military style mess tent case the weather is inclement - please dress for the weather!

A approximate itinerary for the day:
-Meet at 10am, Hot drinks and homemade biscuits while we have an introduction to the course and the animals
-10.30 Photography tuition with Alison Allen concentrating close up and portrait style
-12.30 A locally sourced lunch and a discussion about morning session, a chance to look back at the photos we’ve taken.
-13.15 Back out into the field and a short walk to look at some animals within the local landscape including further photography tuition including the animals within the landscape
- 15.30pm Back to base for a chat about the day, questions, coffee and a look at some images taken.
- 16:00 End of the course, goodbyes and departure

A locally sourced delicious lunch and drinks are provided.

About Alison Allen, in her own words:
I am an experienced animal photographer.

I have a deep fascination for animal eyes and when I look into them, something stirs. It is not just a fleeting glance, but an intense stare, an emotional bond without us being aware. I believe that there is a distinct level of intelligence within an animal and that there is more going on behind their eyes than we can ever comprehend.

I like to spend time just watching the animals that I photograph and also getting to know them and their behaviour. I feel this in an important factor in getting them to accept me into their space and then they will respond better to me. I like to try and show these connections in my work.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

A full day animal photography course
An introduction to the animals
Locally sourced Lunch and refreshments


Katie at Ribblesdale Wool
Leys Barn
North Yorkshire
BD24 0HY

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners




6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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